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Keep The Cold Out/Heat In


Architella blinds incorporates three pockets to insulate you from the cold. They are very functional yet beautiful.

Pictured is Reception color Willow. Reception is a special product available from Centurian dealers such as ourselves. Duette Architella features at a great price.

Come in today or call us at 360-275-9664


Hunter Douglas – ’tis the season for STYLE sale


Hunter Douglas offers its finest products for the last sale of the year.

Consider Duette or Architella shades. There is a minimum of 4 from either group for a $100 rebate. Each additional shade get another $25 off.

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Pirouette has $50 rebates each with a minimum of 2.

The ever popular Silhouette. This shade does it all. Tilts and lifts. Looks great in any room. Silhouette has $50 rebate each with a minimum of 2.


Vignette Roman Shades offer a fabric look and outclass the old-fashioned roman shades with rings and cords. There is a $50 rebate with a minimum of 2.


Luminette, Skyline, and Traversing Vignette all have $100 rebates for each unit.

It’s time..don’t put off these improvements any longer.

Duette Architella Fabrics

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There has never been a more energy efficient shade than the Duette Architella.

Did you know that up to 50% of your home’s heat can be lost through the windows in the winter?

Did you know that roughly 40% of a home’s unwanted heat gain comes in through your glass windows?

Use DUETTE ARCHITELLA shades to control the flow of energy in and out of your windows. This will drastically reduce your heating and cooling costs.

HUNTER DOUGLAS also has the premium lift systems that will suit your needs. For instance UltraGlide keeps the cord at a constant length. If you have tall windows you know how inconvenient it is to have cords dangling on the ground.

Come in and take a look at our samples today. Call and check current promotions. There is a tax deduction available on Architella shades.

Energy Efficiency – Honeycomb Blinds


Duette Architella® honeycomb shades can reduce solar heat gain through windows by up to 80% in the summer and in winter they can reduce a home’s heat loss by up to 40%. Just when you thought Architella couldn’t get any better, think again…think Architella Trielle™ Elan®, now the most energy efficient honeycomb shade in the history of our industry!

At our Broomfield, CO test lab we placed light fixtures heated up to 140 degrees behind three shades. Temperature recordings on the front of each shade using an infrared camera showed the following:

Shade 1 (left), a single cell shade, recorded 108 degrees
Shade 2 (middle), an Architella shade, recorded 95.4 degrees
Shade 3 (right), a Trielle shade recorded only 84.6 degrees

That’s a 24 degree difference between a single cell shade and Trielle!

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Energy Efficient Blinds

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True or False…

We recommend Duette Triple Honeycomb shades over the Double Honeycomb for extra insulation against the cold.

You might be surprised to learn that we do not recommend the triple honeycomb over the double in this instance. The answer is FALSE.

Out of a rating of 5 stars, double honeycomb receives a 3 and a triple  honeycomb 3 1/2. The added cost of purchasing the triple cell shades are not a good bargain. Plus these shades are very heavy and often require extra service for string replacement. Now the triple is rated much higher or 4 1/2 stars for heat control but not cold control.

The best honeycomb on the market for insulation value is still the Duette Architella Opaque, (black-out) rated a full 5 stars or the Semi-opaque rated at 4 1/2 stars.

Architella is now on sale and so is the regular Duette honeycomb.You get a rebate of $25 off each Architelle and $20 off each Duette. There is a catch, you have to order a minimum of four blinds in any combination of the two products.

You will receive your rebate in the form of an American Express cash card. We will assist you with your paperwork. We have issued many rebates and everyone has received their card.

Call today for an appointment, or email us your measurements for a bid. We require an on-site measure before final order is placed. You can see the blinds in our showroom off of Hwy 3 in Allyn.